Cherry Cake
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 10
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk (or 2/3 cup milk and 1/3 cup Maraschino cherry juice)
  • 16 Maraschino cherries, cut up fine
  • 5 egg whites (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) - optional
DIRECTIONS
  1. Grease and flour 2 9" round cake pans (or use a 9 X 13 inch cake pan).
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, shortening, milk, and cut up cherries. Beat with a mixer for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the egg whites and beat for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the chopped nuts (optional).
  6. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool cake for about 10 minutes in the pans; remove cake from pans and continue to cool on racks.
  9. Frost when cool.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This is a pretty pink cake, and it's a good way to use up Maraschino cherries. A fluffy white frosting goes good on this cake, but I also like it with a semi-sweet chocolate frosting.